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Tap List | New Year, New Taproom

NKC Brewery Finally Set To Open Doors

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Above image credit: The new taproom at Callsign Brewing. (Courtesy | Callsign Brewing)

Back in October we wrote about a slew of breweries who were making headway on construction projects. One of those breweries was Callsign Brewing.

At the time, they were hoping to open the doors to their new home by Oct. 16. But construction delays pushed that opening back a bit.

Now, they are slated to open their doors very early in 2022. According to a post on the Facebook page, both of the taprooms in the new facility are complete except a few cosmetic pieces.

The only thing currently holding them back are a few necessary permits. As soon as those are granted, they’ll be able to open their doors. The new location will be at 1340 Burlington St. in North Kansas City.

View of the new brewhouse at Callsign Brewing.
View of the new brewhouse at Callsign Brewing. (Courtesy | Callsign Brewing)

Beer Releases

Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — has a new American IPA available inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Coming in at 7.2% ABV, Trailridge has hints of citrus leading way to lots of pine notes.

Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is transporting you to a tropical beach with their latest release. Beach of Weathered Sand is an imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, coconut and cinnamon sticks. It was then aged in Cruzan rum barrels for a little over a year. Like the Caribbean sun, this 12% stout will surely warm you up on those cold winter days.

Fields & Ivy Brewery — 706 E. 23rd St., Lawrence, Kansas — has just released the 2021 version of Fence Bender. Fence Bender is a big 11% ABV triple IPA. At 75 IBUs, this West Coast-inspired IPA has tons of bitterness with flavors and aromas of grapefruit, lemon peel and pine.

3 Trails Brewing Co. — 111 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri — released a new beer just in time for the holidays. Grandma’s Kitchen is a 5% kettle sour brewed with orange and cranberry. While tart, you’ll still get the flavors reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen.

Grains & Taps — 10 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — recently tapped their latest brew, Orange Frog Firefly Rye. This 6% rye ale was brewed with lots of holiday flavors in mind such as honey, vanilla and cinnamon.

BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a couple of new releases available. The first is a new version of Big Spender, a 10% triple IPA. They merged this recipe with their Pine Tree hop blend. Also available is Fear Not Black, a 12% imperial coffee stout aged on Java Frinsa Collective coffee from local roasters Oddly Correct.

Alma Mader Nico, Dripping In Rouge, and Nico Holiday Spice.
Alma Mader Nico, Dripping In Rouge, and Nico Holiday Spice. (Courtesy | Alma Mader Brewing)

Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — is rocking three new beers this week. Dripping in Rouge is an 8% New England style DIPA with flavors of red-fleshed fruits like strawberry and blood orange. They’ve also got two stouts available, Nico and Nico Holiday Spice. They’re both 8.5% ABV double espresso milk stouts brewed with orange, vanilla and cinnamon. The holiday version also features a spice blend of cardamom, ginger, allspice and star anise.

Strange Days Brewing Co. — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — just released a brand new can. Getaway Glide is a 6.3% fruited sour. The beer is brewed with a bevy of tropical fruits like mango, passion fruit, guava and lemon peel. This Berliner Weiss will surely whisk you away to warmer places!

Red Sash Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a new session pale ale available. Tango Down is 5.3% ABV and brewed with tangerines and dry hopped with Amarillo hops. The result is an easily drinkable beer with flavors of citrus and fresh squeezed oranges.

Beer Events

Friday, Dec. 31

Border Brewing Co. — 512 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing a release party for their Pub Dweller ESB. While the beer style may be called extra special bitter, this 5.4% beer isn’t overly bitter. It will not be available for growler fills so be sure to swing into the tap room for a pour.

KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing an authentic German style New Years Eve bash. They’ll have live polka from 3-6 p.m., a jelly donut toast, and complimentary hot apfel cider in the beer garden. In keeping with their German theme, they’ll be counting down at 4:59 p.m., which is when Germany will be ringing in the New Year.

Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is throwing a Keep The Wolves Away party. Similar to an anniversary party, Limitless is celebrating another year of being in business. They’ll have a free taco bar from 5-7 p.m. and live music from 6-8 p.m. The real kicker is all full pours of beer will only be $5.

Red Crow Brewing — 1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas — is throwing a New Year’s Eve Party in their taproom. Doors will open at 11a.m. There will be a noon toast with ginger ale for the kids and champagne for adults. They’ll also have a photobooth, board games,  and New Year’s Eve party basket giveaway at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 1

Lawrence Beer Co. — 826 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, Kansas — is kicking off 2022 with a New Year’s Day Brunch. They’ll feature a special New Year’s Day menu with limited reservations available. Tables will be held to a maximum time of 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — will be throwing a New Year’s Hair of the Dog brunch in their taproom. The family style brunch will be $30 per person which includes your first beer free. The meal will feature delicious breakfast classics like french toast, biscuits and gravy, and more.

Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting a New Year’s Day Chili Cook Off. Limitless will provide tables and outlets for your crockpot and all you have to do is bring your best chili recipe. Each chili recipe entered will be judged by the customers.

Alex Andujar is a former beer sales rep turned personal trainer. When he’s not training clients you can find him trying new beers at many of Kansas City’s great local breweries.

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